A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Tuesday Cuppa Tea - Not so good here

Hi there. Not really a normal Tuesday Cuppa Tea this week...a difficult week. First:  Did you change your clocks? One hour back last night....

Teacup wall clock photo from Cottage Journal magazine...

I know I mentioned that our cat Tinker was not well...well at the first of the week he suffered heart failure, a blood clot and paralysis and we lost him.

Tinker was a comfort cat for my husband with his Parkinson's Disease, and spent a lot of time on his lap...especially as my husband loves watching English soccer. So this has been an incredible grief to him especially. We were blessed to have him for 8 years. He was a rescue cat with a lot of problems from a traumatized kittenhood...he trusted no one but us...no one ever saw him but us...but he was a loving, playful cat with us, and we miss him so much!

And not so good news with the results of my husband's tests...so we are still trying to sort through that on top of the loss of our dear companion, hence an abbreviated post.

Just before things got really tough...for something to do, and needing some comfort food...I made Pamela's Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies from a mix I had picked up from our local store which were really delicious!

There were lots of dark chocolate chunks in the mix, so, as you were directed to make them in a stand mixer, some of the chocolate was incorporated into the batter itself which is why the batter is a bit dark. I added pecans because we always like nuts, and they were perfect with our tea.

Hopefully we will be back to a bit more of a normal keel next week. Thanks for bearing with me...one always wonders if one shoud be honest about the difficulties of life when blogs are often just about the happy and beautiful...but it's life in the reality.   No linky this week....

But...a reminder that November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day in England...if you want to know more about that, here is a link to a previous post I did about that:


And a reminder, that we have a Thanksful For You 15% OFF sale at Antiques And Teacups...


  1. I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear Tinker, Ruth. I know he was such a comfort to your hubby. I'm also sorry that you have to deal with the news on your hubby's test results. Prayers are with you.

  2. Oh Linda, my heart goes out to you and your husband right now. It is SO very hard to lose such a special pet. So sorry to hear things aren't well with your husband. May God comfort your hearts at this time.
    In Him,

  3. Oh my goodness Ruth, I just called you Linda, so sorry!

  4. So very sorry for the difficulties you are experiencing at this time - losing a pet is so very sad as they touch our hearts so deeply and fill our homes with love. Hugs to you, and prayers for better days.

  5. I'm very sorry for the loss of Tinker.

  6. Def better to share normal life; it's reality. So sorry about your week. Our animals are our family too.

  7. So sorry to hear about your beloved cat and your husband's health. Homemade cookies can't fix things, but you're right, they can provide some comfort with a hot cup of tea. I have tried Pamela's for my GF friends, and they are pretty good.
    My blog post today is pretty real, not all roses and rainbows. That's life, and your blog friends want to remember you in prayer. (which I will) Love, Deborah

  8. HI Ruth, I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet cat and the wonderful companion he was to you and especially your husband. Blessings. Pam

  9. I am sorry about your loss Ruth. May you and your husband be blessed by God with peace at this time.

  10. Ruth, I think all of us "regulars" here at Antiques and Teacups are glad you shared your week with us. I'm so sorry about Tinker. And about your husband's setback. Our cat spends many hours in our laps and is a comfort especially at difficult times. What a terrible loss for you both.


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